Police Investigating Ethan Kath Of Crystal Castles
Ethan Kath of Canadian electronic music act Crystal Castles is under investigation by Toronto Police.
“We are able to confirm that there is an investigation,” Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook of the Sex Crimes unit told the Daily Beast. “However, because of the nature of the investigation, and for the privacy of the alleged victims, there isn’t anything else that we can say pertaining to it.”
According to the Daily Beast, investigators are looking into complaints from several women. (Cook said: “That I’m not able to confirm.”)
Kath, whose real name is Claudio Palmieri, came under fire in October after former bandmate Alice Glass (aka Margaret Osborn) went public with claims that she endured sexual, physical and verbal abuse from Kath prior to leaving Crystal Castles in 2014.
Glass detailed alleged incidents dating back to when she was only 15 and painted a picture of an older man who was manipulative and controlling. She said the alleged abuse was so severe that she became suicidal.
Kath dismissed the account as “pure fiction” and said in a statement: “There are many witnesses who can and will confirm I was never abusive to Alice.”
He responded by filing a defamation lawsuit against Glass, alleging she set out to “ruin his good name and reputation in the industry, destroy Crystal Castles... and in turn boost her own career.” (On Twitter, Glass responded to the suit with: “See you in court a**hole.”
None of the allegations against either party have been proven in a court.